1,000 U.S. sailors moving from Japan to Guam.

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[10:13 a.m. ET Friday, 11:13 p.m. Friday in Tokyo] About 1,000 Navy personnel and their aircraft based at Atsugi Naval Air Facility in Japan are temporarily moving to Guam, the Pacific Daily News reports. F/A-18 Super Hornets, EA-6B Prowlers and E-2C Hawkeye planes of Aircraft Carrier Wing 5 will fly out of Anderson Air Force Base on Guam, according to the report. The wing’s helicopters and transport aircraft will remain in Japan to help in relief operations, it said.

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